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Cherry Pie with vanilla ice cream

Amazing Cherry Pie Recipe

Nothing screams summer more than a sweet cherry pie! Get this homemade, from scratch recipe that calls for a flaky crust filled to the brim with fresh dark cherries.
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry dessert, cherry pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling time 2 hours
Servings 8 servings
Calories 377kcal


  • 2 pie crusts homemade or store bought

For the cherry pie filling

  • 5 cups fresh cherries washed and pitted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar optional
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream optional, for serving


  • Roll one pie crust into the bottom of a glass pie plate and refrigerate while making the filling.
  • In a large bowl, toss fresh cherries together with sugar, lemon juice, almond extract, flour and corn starch. Pour into pie plate and spread cherry filling out to fill evenly. Dot the top with butter.
  • Top cherry filling with lattice pie crust or a vented full crust. Crimp edges. Brush top crust with heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until the bottom crust looks golden brown. If top crust starts to get too dark, cover with foil until bottom has fully cooked.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting and serving.


*If using frozen cherries, add an extra tablespoon of flour or cornstarch for extra stability.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg